August 2021 U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities

U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities (FFO) is a monthly resource that summarizes awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities issued by the U.S. government related to research, evaluation and dissemination. These funding opportunities are relevant to the field of child development and, more broadly, behavioral and social science research.

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The August 2021 FFO lists over 100 funding opportunities for research, evaluation, and dissemination, including multiple highlighted funding opportunities.

(1) Grant to Provide Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): This Department of Education (ED) funding opportunity will support Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through grants to (1) defray expenses associated with the coronavirus, including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff training, and payroll; and (2) provide financial aid grants to students. Applications are due by October 1, 2021.

(2) Award to Maximize Career Opportunities for Researchers From Diverse Backgrounds: This National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunity will support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission areas through research support, mentoring, networking, and professional development activities. Applications are due by October 27, 2021.

(3) Grant to Study the Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers for Advancing Health Equity: This National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunity will support research that investigates the effectiveness of school-based health centers (SBHCs) as a health services care delivery model to address the needs of school-aged children from populations with health disparities (hence, underserved youth). Applications are due by February 5, 2022.

(4) Grant to Study Family Navigator Models for Children and Adolescents: This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funding opportunity will support research to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement, coordination and optimization of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. Applications are due by October 5, 2021.